Episode 32: Redefining National Security: Preparing for Future Foreign Policy Challenges

Guests: Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, former U.S. Ambassador to Malta (2012-2016) Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and President of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS) Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Founder and Executive Director of International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) Three panelists joined the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for a Foreign Policy Forum on […]


Redefining National Security: Preparing for Future Foreign Policy Challenges

From climate change to infectious disease and cyber security, global trends are increasingly shaping American security interests both at home and abroad. Additionally, the rise of identity based extremism and the forever wars that America has engaged in post 9/11 continue to threaten our national security and foreign policy. These issues are just some of […]


Protecting Soft Targets Against Terrorist Attacks

International security and law enforcement agents from Argentina, Denmark, Hong Kong, Kenya, and Luxembourg will be traveling to Cleveland to learn about how this city plans to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks. Meetings with local government agencies, businesses, and organizations will evaluate Cleveland’s terrorism prevention programs and examine efforts to identify and protect soft […]


Happy Dog Takes on the World: How America Confronts Terror

For the past 17 years, much of American national security has been focused on preventing another terrorist attack. To that end, the United States has invested countless resources in battling ISIS, the Taliban, and other forms of extreme terrorism around the globe. In December, President Donald J. Trump announced he was pulling 2,000 American troops out of […]


Data Privacy and Protection

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs welcomes visitors from Europe this April for the program “Data Privacy and Protection in the United States.”  The visitors’ experience in Cleveland will illuminate the function of data privacy in public-private partnerships, the roles and responsibilities of the private sector in data security, and the interaction between data protection […]


Cyber Security and Government Interoperability

Cyber security has become one of the most essential components of protection for economic and national security interests worldwide. Both the United States and Europe share a common necessity of protecting these systems in order to maintain the resilience and reliability of critical infrastructure and key resources. In order to protect and ensure sufficient cyber security, information […]

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